I am a bit confused by the college confidential postings. It looks like a student needs above a 4.0 GPA, at least a 1450 on the SAT and lots of extracurriculars. However, the admit rate is 38%. I understand that it is much lower for OOS. But still?
I think the admission rate is deceptive because of self-selection. The same is true of many other colleges.
W&M has a (correct) reputation of working its students hard. The students who apply tend to be serious students. Someone who is hoping to cruise along in college just by being smart, and choosing easier classes, would not be attracted by W&M.
@tennishopeful, I just sent you a PM